DNR Set to Move Forward on Changes to Water Pollution Regulations

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is set to
move forward on extensive revisions to Wisconsin’s water pollution regulations.
The department has proposed restricting manure in areas prone to pollution,
establishing limits for PFAS in drinking and surface water, and expanding state
groundwater quality standards to include more substances. The board is expected
to schedule hearings on scope statements that will outline all of the plans
during a meeting on Wednesday. After those hearings have completed, the board
can authorize the department to start writing the regulations. Groups in
opposition to the changes say they could cost well users, farmers and waste
water treatment plants millions of dollars.